Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC, USA

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Charleston Southern University
3.40 Average Rating

Angel from Sumter, SC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
CSU has an excellent location close to stores and eateries ,two minutes from a water park and close to downtown Charleston and the beach. The campus is BEAUTIFUL and peaceful, and sized just right! And the campus is still growing, to accommodate students and new activities.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early for better chances at receiving work study. Schedule a visit to see if the campus is the right size for you. Ask tons of questions including after doing research about CSU. For the Athletes CSU is a NCAA Division I school Big South Conference
Academic Rigor
It is a christian universtity so the courses are Christian Worldview perspective where christian views are included in your study, coursework, and major.
Dorm Life
More than enough activities, Plenty!!! Every room is laid out the same(beds dresser closet bathroom) but enough space for your own creation There are lounges in every dorm and the most popular one (in my opinion) is Littlejohn Parlor in surrounded by majority of the dorms. Barnes and Noble for the campus store and outside of the store is the students own Post Office Boxes.
Food and Dining
The Strom Thurmond Center holds the cafe and a Java City Cafe that sells coffee, breads and lots more. Downtown Charleston which is minutes away have plenty of restaurants! And less than ten minutes away are outlets with small business restaurants and the greatest Chinese restaurant I've ever been too!
What to do for fun
Go to the Water Park its walking distance from the campus, North Charleston Beach, Tanger Outlets, Downtown Charleston. If you want to stay on campus go to a football, soccer, disc golf, baseball game and more. Play volleyball, hang in the lounges, go to the campus activities, concerts, go swimming at the pool, zumba ,work out, play pool and tons more at the Brewer Center and on Campus entirely!
Bang for the buck
Student discounts everywhere including the barnes and noble campus store.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
An unusual location is the Wingate hotel on campus but pretty cool to me!
Great for these types of students
Wants to have fun, meet new people, gain experience in a diverse university, not be in debt after you graduate, raised in a christian family, make a difference and enjoy student life!
Clubs and Activities
Air Force ROTC, intramural sports, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Student Gov. Association, Panhellenic Council, Residence Life Council, Campus Crusade, pool parties, ice skating, harbor cruises, ice hockey games, and midnight bowling. There are over 100 activities each semester!
Greek Life
Psi Delta Phi (Christian Sorority) Psi Kappa Phi (Christian Fraternity)
Campus Safety
Security guards, escorts, and BucAlert is a program that texts, calls or email the campus and your parents when there is a weather or security emergency on campus
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CSU student

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
csu is an awesome university. it offers outstanding courses and does just as the university's mission states, integrating faith in learning, leading, and serving.
Tips for prospective students
don't stress out about not having found a major or an idea of a future career. it will all come to you as you take your courses.
Academic Rigor
the classes can be challenging, which come in handy to prepare you for courses in graduate school.
Dorm Life
the dorms are in the process of being renovated.
Food and Dining
the food isn't bad, but it can be a bit expensive for commuter students.
What to do for fun
csu has a ton of activities for it's students to get involved in on and off of campus.
Bang for the buck
csu is not a cheap school, but it is definitely worth every penny.
Clubs and Activities
cru(campus crusade for christ) and elevate are two great activities that each meet once a week. they are both great to get involved in.
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audrey from North Charleston, SC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Academic Rigor
A lot is an understatement. I have learned a lot academically as well as spiritually. CSU integrates Christ in our everyday learning so you learn about your faith while you learn about your academics.
Am enjoying being here
I very much so enjoy being here. The professors and teachers around campus are always willing to help in what ever way they can.
Bang for the buck
The school is a bit pricey if you cant find scholarships. But the up side is that CSU offers scholarships within the school so make sure to ask about those.
Tips for prospective students
Ask about scholarships given out from the school, the school provides free tutors if any are needed, there is chapel every Wednesday and church is obviously held every Sunday at the chapel on campus, dorms are nice two to three person bedrooms with a connecting bathroom with one shower and toilet.
Great for these types of students
CSU is great for those who are willing to learn more about their christian faith, enjoy a smaller classroom size, and like the small town feeling of a college.
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Ciera from Florence, SC

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at CSU have a true passion for what they are teaching. Every professor I have met was always encouraging and very helpful.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is not too big but not too small. I love the feel of the environment. The campus is beautiful and so is many Charleston areas that you could visit. Every weekend there is some event to attend.
Bang for the buck
Even though CSU is a little expensive, there are many scholarships and financial aid opportunities offered. While attending the school, I realized it's worth it.
Tips for prospective students
The tip I have for students is to come and visit Charleston and to talk to students that attend to get different view points.
Great for these types of students
CSU is great for people who want to go to a college where the Christian faith is a part of your studies.
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Heather from Blackstock, SC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Charleston Southern University has completely changed my life. They have encouraged me to grow not only academically, but spiritually as well. I am so thankful to attend such a wonderful school.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to grow closer to God.
The work is challenging, but there are people all around who want to see you succeed.
Always do you best, and strive to follow God's plan.
Academic Rigor
Challenging course work, but everyone wants to see students succeed.
Dorm Life
Could be better, but overall, great experience!
Food and Dining
Needs improvement.
What to do for fun
CSU is just 30 minutes from downtown Charleston, which includes many shopping places, many restaurants, the beach, and many historical areas to walk around and enjoy.
Bang for the buck
A fabulous school! I would recommend to anyone!
Great for these types of students
Christians, and students who are looking to growing closer to God while receiving their education.
Clubs and Activities
many opportunities on campus!
Campus Safety
I always feel very safe on campus.
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Shelby from Charleston, SC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school is fantastic if you are looking for a college with a small Christian atmosphere. Everybody knows everybody. The teachers are great. they know you by your name and personality not by your student id number.
Dorm Life
I think they did an awsome job picking my roommate. Me and her are just alike.
Food and Dining
The food is ok. It gets old fast. Every Wednesday that we was chapel, it is fried chicken day.
What to do for fun
There is a waterpark right down the road. In October the fair comes and the is also located down the road.
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Martin from Saint Louis, MO

a current student here
15 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Great faculty and diversity in course selection.
Am enjoying being here
I love everything about my experience at CSU. Absolutely no complaints!
Bang for the buck
It's not the cheapest school, but the experience has definitely been worth it!
Tips for prospective students
Charleston Southern is an awesome place to meet people and make great friendships. The school is just the right size to know a lot of people but still keep your close friendships tight. It's near enough to the beach to be tempting, but far enough away that you won't get bored with it by going too often. The city of Charleston is an awesome place; great culture, great food, even greater nightlife.
Great for these types of students
Although I came from pretty far away, I found my place at CSU instantly. I didn't know anyone when I first got there, but I was accepted right away, getting involved in everything I possibly could. It's a great environment!
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TABITHA from Georgetown, SC

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers are amazing and are always willing to help you when you ask. They are all very friendly and keep classes fun and entertaining while you are learning. I love how they always mix faith in the learning.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone here is so friendly. The school is just the right size where you can actually get to know people but just big enough to have your own space.
Bang for the buck
The classrooms are awesome and the school is beautiful. There are only two things I have found that I do not like about the school. The cafeteria food get bland and repetitive after a while. And the dorm rooms are not as nice as some other schools I have seen, even though they are very spacious. The dorms could be much nicer, but they are still okay anyhow.
Tips for prospective students
You really need to learn how to manage your money when you get to this school. It is so close to so many shopping centers and food places to go to that you can easily spend a ton of money in your first semester at school. Also you should try to find a good church, there are plenty within just a few miles of the school and it makes college so much better to have a great church to go to. Also if you don't think you will be eating all of your meals in the cafeteria, you can get it changed so you only get 15 meals a week and get fifty dollars for coffee and such in Java City, which is a great coffee place right in the library on campus.
Great for these types of students
Students who want to have a small college atmosphere, and love being able to meet new people.
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Corinna from Sumter, SC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The class sizes are small enough to allow personal time and questions with the teachers, but big enough to have discussion with other great minds and to encourage healthy competition.
Will enjoy being here
The campus life and atmosphere is absolutely beautiful and everyone is very welcoming. There is always something to do. Plenty of games, good food, tutoring help, and nice facilities that allow for an overall pleasurable experience.
Bang for the buck
Though tuition is fairly high for this school, the financial aid and scholarship that the school offers is absolutely amazing and I personally will not have to pay for any tuition or room & board because of combined scholarships.
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Talikqua from Jamestown, SC

researching this school
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
they have small classes and a great student teacher ratio!
Will enjoy being here
Its a beautiful campus with a homely feel to it.Every one's nice!
Bang for the buck
Its well worth the money
Tips for prospective students
You should most definitly check out the campus it is a new experience!
Great for these types of students
As soon as you get there you feel welcomed and they treat you as if you've known eachother for years! Anyone will feel welcomed if they chose to attend.
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